The past 2 years have indeed been challenging for us all. Over the past couple of months, NSRCEL has taken steps toward exploring the new normal brought to the forefront by the pandemic. With a mix of offline and online events, NSRCEL has slowly been transitioning back into the buzzing atmosphere it has always been known for.  

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting our alumni, mentors, and industry partners at NSRCEL IIMB.  

The Founders’ Mixer was one such event where we hosted our alumni from the Launchpad, Social Incubation, and IICDC Programs. With 40+ ventures working across areas such as education, artisanal skill development, disability inclusion, technology, waste management, and much more, the meet-up culminated in a space where discussions trumped doubts and our alumni had the chance to connect with their peers, mentors and the NSRCEL team. 

Over the past 20+ years, NSRCEL has interacted with and nurtured entrepreneurs from across sectors and stages. Being at the center of the ecosystem, we come face to face with the various facets of being an entrepreneur. Right from the beginning, entrepreneurs don several hats and often find themselves in a dilemma when it comes to various startup-related queries.  

How does one accelerate growth through conversational messaging? How can payments be simplified? How does one imbibe scalability into IT infrastructure and how does cloud computing help founders run their ventures effectively? These are the kind of questions that we helped entrepreneurs tackle through our virtual week-long founder-focused learning series called Startup Essentials, with our ecosystem partners from Paytm, Razorpay, Leadsquared, Amazon Web Services, Gupshup, and Zoho which saw the participation of 150+ individuals.  

We ended this eventful month with a bang as we met up with 400+ entrepreneurs from sectors such as education, IT, healthcare, food-tech, and many more, from across the country, who joined us as we celebrated their journey as alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program.  

Along with the participation of our alumni and mentors, the meet-up also brought to us the opportunity of having insightful conversations on growth mindset and the facets of entrepreneurship with the senior leadership at Goldman Sachs and industry experts from across the board.  

Through continued and consistent efforts, NSRCEL has taken pride in fostering an environment that encourages crucial conversations and introduces its entrepreneurs and partners to a network of like-minded individuals across all sectors and stakeholders.